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5441 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

These cottages are awesome! Very convenient, clean, and great location. Looks like they've been renovated recently. It's like your own little house on the beach with full kitchens, flat screen TV's, granite countertops, and multiple layout options. Each cottage has it's own gas grill and patio area. The beach is awesome on LBK...not crowded, great water, white sand. The restaurants... More

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Orlando, Florida
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12 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

What a wonderful find this was. We went to the Sarasota area looking for unique, quiet accommodations some place on the beach, good for a group and yet close to everything for Memorial Day weekend. Boy did the Arbors by the Sea fit the bill. On Longboat Key, these beautifully restored1940s-era cottages range from a studio to a 3/3. Situated... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

My husband whisked me away to Arbors by the Sea as a surprise for my 25th birthday. I am little biased as LBK is one of my favorite gulf coast destinations (I grew up going there and my husband and I got married there), but Arbors by the Sea was truly a gem. I loved everything about our time at... More

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Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

I stayed here with my family over the 4th of july week, which included my pregnant wife and 2 year old son. WOW. I cannot express how nice it was to be on Longboat Key and not be in/surrounded by high rise condos. We stayed in the 3 bedroom unit closest to the beach, so it was a much needed... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We stayed at Arbors by the Sea for a family birthday celebration last week. What an amazing find! The original Florida cottages are immaculate with granite counter tops, spanking new appliances and all the conveniences of home including lightning fast WIFI internet and new flat screen televisions. The managers George and Barbara are professional and fantastically accommodating. In fact, when... More

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Wesley Chapel, FL
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

These cottages were built in 1948, but were remodeled as recently as 2 years ago, according to the manager. I believe it as the kitchen was all new, granite counter-tops, new appliances, etc. We didn't use it much but everything you needed was there. Bathroom was kind of small but adequate. Bed was nice queen size, tons of pillows and... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed at Arbors by the Sea this July. It is located on Longboat Key, a very quiet, low key area. We went with another family and stayed in two of the cottages. The cottages are very quaint and decorated in the coastal living style. It is perfect for this spot on the beach. The cottages are well-equipped and the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011 via mobile

We had a wonderful mini vacation at the Arbors. The Old World Charm the cottages provide makes this the perfect destination spot. you just don't find cottages like this anymore. The management team, George and Barbara were just wonderful. We mentioned a maintenance concern when they were here and it was fixed within minutes. They were very friendly and hospitable.... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

This was such a lovely weekend! Stayed in the ivy, clean! Beautiful beach! Not at all crowded. Across from euphemia haye restaurant, best pepper steak ever! The detail to the room perfect. Love the outside fireplace, the owner was sweet and let us check in early!looking forward to returning soon

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Albany, New York
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

I've spent the past 4 years visiting Anna Maria Island in late November and I've always thought it was the most beautiful beach on this side of Florida. This year, for Valentine’s Day weekend, my girlfriend and I stayed at the “Iris cottage” at Arbors by the Sea in Longboat Key. It was beautiful; the cottage had a wonderful cozy... More

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Address: 5441 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Location: United States > Florida > Longboat Key
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Arbors By The Sea Hotel Longboat Key

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